Tony Conrad Exhibition at MIT and Harvard


Split between MIT and Harvard University, Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective is the ideal size for the important task of bringing this under-recognized artist into brighter light. So far, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Buffalo, New York, have been the exhibition’s only stops. The latter is where Conrad taught for the bulk of his professional career, so while this is a fairly comprehensive overview of the artist’s prolific career, Conrad’s particular and peculiarly uncontainable genius remains a bit of a secret — a secret that’s exciting to be in on, even as public awareness of the breadth and depth of his influence widens; as Conrad himself once said, “You don’t know who I am, but somehow, indirectly, you’ve been affected by things I did.”